AESHP Membership Information

 

Full Member

To be eligible as a Full Member, an individual shall, at the time of request, be engaged a majority of the time on an annual basis in the broad practice of safety of one of its relevant specialties, and:

• Be an employee of an educational entity such as a school district or BOCES, and;

• Be responsible, as part of their employment duties, for safety, health or risk management and;

• Have a minimum or two (2) year aggregate professional safety experience within an educational setting.

All Full Members may vote on Association affairs.  

Any Full Member may be an elected Association officer.

Associate Member

To be eligible as an Associate Member, an individual shall, at the time of request, be engaged a majority of the time on an annual basis in the broad practice of safety of one of its relevant specialties, and:

• Be an employee of an educational entity such as a school district or BOCES, and;

• Be responsible, as part of their employment duties, for safety, health or risk management.

All Associate Members may vote on Association affairs. 

Associate Members shall not be eligible to become elected Association officers.

Student Member

To be eligible as a Student Member, an individual shall be enrolled in an accredited college or university offering a graduate or undergraduate degree curriculum intended to prepare the individual for practice in the Safety Profession or one of its relevant specialties. The student shall apply for membership in writing and declare on that application the intention to enter the profession upon graduation. The Student Member classification may be retained until the member is engaged in the profession or a period not to exceed one (1) year after the member has graduated.

Student Members shall not vote on Association affairs or become elected Association officers.

Affiliate Member

Affiliate Membership may be granted to those professionals who are active within the safety profession but do not meet the qualifications for Association membership. Such affiliate members may be employed within the private or corporate sector with varying interests and backgrounds. Upon successfully completing the admissions process, the applicant shall be included into the Association as an Affiliate Member with a “yes” vote of at least 51% of the voting members present. Such voting shall take place at a regular Association meeting with notice of impending vote announced according to Article VII of these bylaws.

Affiliate Members shall not vote on Association affairs or become elected Association officers. Affiliate Members shall not participate in executive sessions of the Association officers. Where the presence of any Affiliate Member may compromise the objectives of the Association or give rise to conflict of interest or impropriety, that person may be excluded from portions of any regular meeting where the discussion may create such conditions.

Honorary Member

Honorary membership may be awarded to those persons of national, state or local eminence and expertise who do not meet the qualifications for Association membership, but who have contributed substantially to the advancement of the Safety Profession and/or the Association, through science, education, research, engineering legislation, administrative work or other activities. Designation of honorary membership shall be administrated at a regular Association meeting. Successful inclusion into the Association as an Honorary Member shall occur with a “yes” vote of at least 51% of the voting members present.

Honorary Members shall not vote on Association affairs or become elected Association officers.

Emeritus Member

Emeritus status will be extended, upon written request, to members who have rendered a minimum of three years service to the Association and who are retired. The status of Member Emeritus, Associate Member Emeritus, or Honorary Member Emeritus will be designated depending on the member’s classification upon retirement. In addition, the individual shall:

• Have retired from employment or consultation in the safety field by reason of age, health, or vocational change, and;

• Have been a member of the Association in good standing at the time of request.

The Emeritus Member will have all rights and privileges afforded them under their prior membership classification.